New research suggests solar storms could become more disruptive within decades, affecting things from cell phones to airplanes and spacecraft. In BBC News, Judith Burns quotes space physicist Mike Lockwood was saying, "All the evidence suggests that the Sun will shortly exit from a grand solar maximum that has persisted since before the start of the space age.
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Walter Cruttenden of the Binary Research Institute has amassed provocative evidence that the sun may actually be part of a double star system. Here, he explains the significance of this idea which, if correct, affects life on earth and, in fact, everything that happens in our solar system, very profoundly. Does it also explain legends such as Nibru, and the periodic cycles of chaos that geologic history suggest influence life on earth? For example, did the upheaval that ended Egypt’s Old Kingdom have anything to do with this?
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A near X-class solar flare that erupted on the sun on August 3rd has sent a powerful coronal mass ejection toward earth which has overtaken two previous CMEs and combined with them. Analysts at the GSFC Space Weather Lab believe that the combined triple-CME will reach earth around 6 AM US Pacific Time on August 5th, give or take a 7 hour window.
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See the beautiful ivy growing up that wall? On closer inspection, those leaves turn out to be–solar panels! And we may really need them soon, if sunspot activity turns off our electrical grids. This new product is called Solar Ivy and the first location in the United States to apply it is the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, because university buildings–both here and in Europe–traditionally have ivy-covered walls.
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